“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” ― Leo Tolstoy
“Ballast is what I want. I totter with every breeze” - John Adams I came across this quote from John Adams in his biography written by David McCullough. While I don't have all that much in common with the founding father - one of the most influential men in American history - (despite the devilishly good looks) … Continue reading CHANGES
Where to even begin… October 17th marks one year since the tragic loss of Gord Downie, a singer, a poet, an activist, and an inspiration. I think the best way to preface this post, is by noting how much sadness even I have felt over the loss of Gord – and those feelings are only … Continue reading “No dress rehearsal, this is our life” – Gord Downie
“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” - William James Thank you notes, following up with people, laundry, what doesn’t make this list? There is no worse feeling that I constantly put myself through than the eternal nagging of being a sloth. Why get this simple 5 minute task … Continue reading I can just think of a title…tomorrow
“I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters.” ― David Gerrold I bought a typewriter this weekend. The woman I purchased it from was selling 7 different models on craigslist. When I came in contact with her, the first thing I asked was, “if you are selling … Continue reading My oldest new friend
Bonjour! There is the most adorable little bookshop near my apartment. It exclusively sells used books – ideal for my budget – and so far from ideal for my shelf space. Even worse, I walk by it daily coming home from work. Outside the store, they roll out large carts where every book is the … Continue reading I am too busy sleeping at night to avoid daydreaming
Hello! I’m Mark – I doubt anyone reading this doesn’t know that, but here we are. Welcome! This blog is simply a place for me to share with you some of my favorite quotes. And further, I need an excuse to write about things. You may be asking, “Practice?” as Allen Iverson did. But what … Continue reading Where do I begin?